Director of Education John Kostoff (L) and Mississauga Ward 5 Trustee Thomas Thomas (R), congratulate Dr. Bonaventure (Bon) Fagan, winner of the Justice James Higgins Award, at the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association Annual General Meeting and Conference held in St. John’s, NF June 11-13.
Congratulations to Josh Naylor, a Grade 12 student from St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School, who was drafted 12th overall in the 2015 Baseball Major League Entry Draft by the Miami Marlins.
On May 28, students from St. Catherine of Siena School gathered in front of the St. Catherine of Siena Church in Mississauga with Father Lando, who addressed the recent vandalism and lead them in prayer to help the community move forward in hope, love, and understanding
At the May 26 Board meeting, winners of the Sir John A. Macdonald Multi-Media Contest shared their first place entries. From left to right, the finalists include: Secondary Spoken Word winner Jamie Alferez (John Cabot), Secondary Speech co-winner Tolu Olubode (St. Joan of Arc), Elementary Spoken Word winner Isabel DeCouto (St. David of Wales), Video winner Harjot Padda (Ascension), Elementary Speech winner Kushal Mavadia (Guardian Angels) and Secondary Speech and Essay winner Sharala Harrypersad
On May 4, Angelika Grad, a Grade 2 student from St. David of Wales School, placed the Rosary Beads on the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the Crowning of Mary Ceremony.
Sts. Martha and Mary School performed on stage at Celebration Square in Mississauga for the Music Monday 2015 celebration. Music Monday is an event dedicated to raising awareness for music education that began in 2005 and continues to bring together thousands of students and educators, community groups, musicians and artists’ from across the country united by one piece of music.
On May 8, the Grade 12 Automotive students at St. Edmund Campion Secondary School had the opportunity to attend a Ford Driving Skills for Life - A Safe Driving Solution seminar.
MPP Bob Delaney visited St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School on May 8 to present the school with the 2013-2014 Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools. The Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools recognize exceptional and innovative work being done in schools to create a safe and accepting school environment.
Schools and parishes across the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board hosted many special events and activities during the week of May 3-8, as students, staff, and the community celebrated Catholic Education Week. The highlight of this year’s celebration was the second annual board-wide student Mass on May 8. His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins presided over the mass which was held at Saviour of the World Chinese Catholic Church in Mississauga.